VP of Infrastructure


San Francisco, CA



About Rippling

Rippling is the first way for businesses to manage all of their HR & IT—payroll, benefits, computers, apps, and more—in one unified workforce platform.
By connecting every business system to one source of truth for employee data, businesses can automate all of the manual work they normally need to do to make employee changes. Take onboarding, for example. With Rippling, you can just click a button and set up a new employees’ payroll, health insurance, work computer, and third-party apps—like Slack, Zoom, and Office 365—all within 90 seconds.
Based in San Francisco, CA, Rippling has raised $700M from the world’s top investors—including Kleiner Perkins, Founders Fund, Sequoia, and Bedrock—and was named one of America’s best startup employers by Forbes (#12 out of 500).

About The Role

Rippling is looking for a Vice President of Infrastructure to lead developer platform technologies, platform engineering, and our performance tools organizations.

This successful leader will have exceptional engineering leadership experience coupled with a proven coding background. They will  lead the infrastructure teams that manage cloud technologies, middleware, language runtimes, CI/CD build and deployment systems, core libraries, debugging and monitoring tools, etc. that support Rippling engineering across the world. 

What You'll Do:

  • Lead teams that develop high quality software 
  • Lead the platform vision, architecture, and strategy
  • Create the scalable cloud architecture to host 50,000+ Rippling customers, with lots of head room for scaling
  • Lead teams to conceive and build tools that makes the platform stable and efficient 
  • Lead teams to build frameworks for system performance management
  • Lead teams that implement automated tests, automated deployments, monitoring, and operational tools with true observability
  • Build relationships with engineering leaders across all of our teams to understand their needs


  • 20+ years of demonstrated leadership in software development 
  • Prior experience in a Director/VP level role in a 200+ member engineering organization 
  • 10+ years of experience working in senior engineering leadership teams
  • Strong people management and career development skills
  • Experience in engineering processes, OKRs and KPIs
  • Ability to communicate and collaborate effectively with technical and non-engineering stakeholders
  • Bachelors of Science in Computer Science, or equivalent

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 10+ years of experience with large-scale, high-volume SaaS environments
  • Experience in building in data pipeline or data processing platforms
  • Experience in managing developer productivity/efficiency teams
  • Strong understanding of software development, debugging, optimization, and troubleshooting - hands-on experience with writing code
  • Experience in managing QA teams

If you don’t meet all of the requirements listed here, we still encourage you to apply. No job description is perfect, and we might find an even more suitable opportunity that matches your skills and experience.

Rippling is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to building a diverse and inclusive workforce and do not discriminate based on race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, marital status, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, age, sexual orientation, veteran or military status, or any other legally protected characteristics.  Rippling is committed to providing reasonable accommodations for candidates with disabilities who need assistance during the hiring process. To request a reasonable accommodation, please email accommodations[at]rippling.com.

We are committed both to the health of our employees and to promoting a safe and collaborative workplace, and vaccinations are the best way to end the COVID-19 pandemic and to protect our community. In the U.S., where permitted under federal and state law, all offers of employment will be conditioned upon new hires providing proof of vaccination prior to their start date, unless the individual qualifies for an accommodation. For all other locations, vaccinations are strongly encouraged.

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